290.0411 Legislative intent and purpose of ss. 290.0401-290.049.—It is the intent of the Legislature to provide the necessary means to develop, preserve, redevelop, and revitalize Florida communities exhibiting signs of decline or distress by enabling local governments to undertake the necessary community development programs. The overall objective is to create viable communities by eliminating slum and blight, fortifying communities in urgent need, providing decent housing and suitable living environments, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low or moderate income. The purpose of ss. 290.0401-290.049 is to assist local governments in carrying out effective community development and project planning and design activities to arrest and reverse community decline and restore community vitality. Community development and project planning activities to maintain viable communities, revitalize existing communities, expand economic development and employment opportunities, and improve housing conditions and expand housing opportunities, providing direct benefit to persons of low or moderate income, are the primary purposes of ss. 290.0401-290.049. The Legislature, therefore, declares that the development, redevelopment, preservation, and revitalization of communities in this state and all the purposes of ss. 290.0401-290.049 are public purposes for which public money may be borrowed, expended, loaned, pledged to guarantee loans, and granted.
History.—s. 2, ch. 83-205; s. 43, ch. 97-278; s. 1, ch. 2005-86.